The 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly featured important – and spirited – debates about the future of our state and our region: Would we stand up against hate and welcome diverse talent by enacting bias crimes legislation? What priorities would guide the development of the next biennial budget? From early learning and K-12 to higher education and workforce development programs, would legislators make crucial investments in human capital?
Five months later, we know the answers – for now. The theme of our legislative agenda, “Strong Foundations. High Aspirations.,” is a reasonable summary of this session: In many ways, we strengthened our business climate basics. The areas where we fell short give us a roadmap to aim higher and keep working.